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re: A few guidelines before making a post. (karma: 2)
By Brittanymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 15182, member since Thu Aug 22, 2002
On Sat Oct 16, 2004 07:22 AM
These are the terms of service. I skimmed through it, I think (keyword think) small things suck as netspeak and such are left out, but if you look below the typing box for a comment, it says "Please avoid using netslang"

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only in America
By USAcamouflagemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 122, member since Mon Oct 18, 2004
On Sun Oct 24, 2004 08:55 AM
Go to war in Afganastan, get shot at for 6 months, represent your country by being in the Marines....
And then come home, and hear someone talking about rules on talking....
You have that luxury but no right whatsoever to tell me what to do or say with my freedom, 1st amendment.

Semper Fidelis.... ~Camo
re: A few guidelines before making a post.
By calypsomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 3453, member since Fri Aug 10, 2001
On Sun Oct 24, 2004 09:01 AM
USACamoflauge,

Thank you for serving your country. That is the most important thing I want to say.

However, Dance.net is a privately owned site. There are rules here.

Now, get this- this is important. I see you have a membership here. That means when you applied, you clicked the "I agree" button to our rules here.

Guess what some of those rules here are? Rules that limit what you can or cannot discuss! And you agreed! So YOU AGREED to participate here at the level we set.

So- this is not the place to discuss freedom of speech.

bg
Thank you
By USAcamouflagemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 122, member since Mon Oct 18, 2004
On Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:47 PM
1st and foremost I have enough wisdom in my experiences to know what to discuss and what not to discuss, like I dont know what this sites rules are. Thats rude of you to judge me, and with the freedom of speech thing, I was making a point, you just read in to it too much, overanalyzation is a character flaw.
~Camo
re: A few guidelines before making a post.
By Brittanymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 15182, member since Thu Aug 22, 2002
On Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:56 PM
Woah Woah Woah, BalletGurl never judged you and I don't see any place that would even be considered her showing judgement of you. BG stated facts, nothing but facts. No judgement.

It's great that you have the wisdom to know what to discuss and what not to discuss. Not everyone has that "wisdom" and not everyone follows the rules. There are rules. This is a private website and as BG stated, you agreed to follow those rules. It doesn't matter if you are "smart" enough to know to follow them, not everyone does follow them. Thus, they need to be stated.
re: A few guidelines before making a post.
By alleycatmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 8306, member since Mon Apr 01, 2002
On Fri Oct 29, 2004 04:46 AM
Perhaps it is in the US army, but this _is_ just a website, where Balletgurl happends to be in charge. She was just stating facts. To me it looks like you're the one overanalyzing, when you assume she was judging you. Unless someone is rude, we will tell all our members why we keep the rules we do, and how we enforce them. You're no exeption from the other members, ergo she did the same for you as anyone else and placed no judgements.

You have the freedom to play by the rules, and the freedom to leave. Most adult people know how to act and talk to others, and i am happy to hear you are one of them. The rules here, like everywhere else, are formed to our audience, wich contains of people who'se first language is not english, people with dyslexia, 6 year olds, 50 year olds, and we have formed a set of rules that plenty of members here will never need, but they serve a purpose when it comes to keep this a united society.

We as moderators have a right to adress them in our forum and suggest everyone follow the rules they signed up to.
re: A few guidelines before making a post.
By Ishkabiblelymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 832, member since Sat Oct 23, 2004
On Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:58 PM
i just want to write to apologize for using netslang if i ever have, because i dont do it on purpose. when i type its mainly on AIM, and its hard to break the habit. I usually follow all the other rules. I do think you should go lightly on us netslang users, because its usually not a purposeful thing, just thats what comes out when we type. it takes concentration to type "you" not "u" or to capitalize "i".
re: A few guidelines before making a post.
By diva_child Comments: 316, member since Wed Jul 02, 2003
On Sun Nov 21, 2004 03:29 PM
Why do you have to make such a big deal over this. Some people cant spell well or their keyboard doesnt always work right or whatever. As for all the smilies...just becaue it annoys you doesnt mean it's going to annoy everyone else. Some people just plain DON'T CARE. Why should you? You really need to have a life outside the board if it's bothering you so much.

-:l:-Ashlee-:l:-
re: A few guidelines before making a post.
By Brittanymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 15182, member since Thu Aug 22, 2002
On Tue Nov 23, 2004 05:04 AM
Wow, quit stalking my posts and saying crap about why I shouldn't care. Sorry that I do care, sorry that I have friends here, and sorry that I think you really should just stop replying to my posts if you have nothing good to say. It'd really be nice.
re: A few guidelines before making a post.
By maureensiobhan Comments: 4727, member since Wed Dec 24, 2003
On Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:56 AM
This has been said many times here on dance.net. Please don't use netslang. It looks really awful, and makes the post difficult to read. Spelling out the word correctly and in full is a must in the work force. The CEO of a major company does not have the time, nor does a doctor have the time, to try to decipher letters or forms written in slang.
re: A few guidelines before making a post.
By bodifunk Comments: 4, member since Mon Jan 17, 2005
On Tue Jan 18, 2005 01:31 AM
I loved reading all of this.
It made me laugh, and it made me a little scared to make a post.
Im shocking with my english.
Be kind
Be very kind
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By maggie_may Comments: 20, member since Wed Jan 19, 2005
On Wed Jan 26, 2005 07:29 PM
wow hun chill ur gonna have high blood pressure for nuthin.
re: A few guidelines before making a post.
By ccdancer Comments: 7, member since Mon Jan 31, 2005
On Tue Feb 01, 2005 05:20 PM
Yes i have to agree your not in charge off us and quite frankly i am a new member and if you don't like the way we are typing then y/ don't you came to our house and tell us word for word what you want think that your not the only one on here and we just might like how we r typing thank u!!!
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By Brittanymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 15182, member since Thu Aug 22, 2002
On Tue Feb 01, 2005 05:24 PM
Actually, ccdancer, BG IS in charge of ya'll, being that she is a mod here and enforces the rules. And it's against the rules to type like that, if you don't like it, leave.
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By ccdancer Comments: 7, member since Mon Jan 31, 2005
On Tue Feb 01, 2005 05:28 PM
SRY i didn't know
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By ItchyTorsomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 887, member since Tue Jan 11, 2005
On Wed Feb 16, 2005 09:35 AM
Thank you so much for making this thread. Hopefully, this will prevent more annoying and unreadable messages in the future. :)
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By VelvetRagamuffinmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6013, member since Wed Nov 19, 2003
On Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:33 PM
Oh wow, this is hilarious. When I read the first post of this, I thought that it was just going to be a massive karma fest. But to see people saying stuff like "You're not the boss of me, I'm telling on you! You're not my mom!" just seriously cracks me up.

Brittany, you totally said "y'all." *high five*
re: A few guidelines before making a post.
By Brittanymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 15182, member since Thu Aug 22, 2002
On Thu Feb 24, 2005 05:30 AM
I don't know where you're seeing "y'all" :P I don't even see "Ya'll" which is the correct form of it! I don't ya "y-all!" I say "ya all" :P

Yeah, see, people on this site don't seem to like me, so they started up this big "you can't tell us what do to" thing, so the lovely BG kindly posted it under her name. I was thinking since it was a mod, people would listen, but that didn't happen.
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By ck12 Comments: 158, member since Wed Sep 03, 2003
On Sun Mar 27, 2005 04:43 PM
I don't think that DLS and BG are asking too much out of us. Everyone had to agree to follow the rules before getting a membership, but it seems like not everybody read them. I don't understand why people are getting upset about the Netspeak issue. If you don't write in Netspeak on your homework assignments, then you shouldn't have a problem with not using it on the Internet.

As for the suggestion for looking up a word in the dictionary, you can just type in the word in Microsoft Word and click "Spell Check". It takes about 10 seconds.

Why are people still reacting badly to posts like this one? It's just a reminder of rules, that's it.
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By pokomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 9026, member since Sun Oct 31, 2004
On Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:32 PM
Oh like seriuosly people.

They're rules. You have to follow laws in your community? Yo have to follow rules at school? You have to follow rules in dance class and in sporting activities?

Dance.net is just one more thing thathas rules. So seriously, get over it.

Balletgurl is a mod, and a great one at that. DLS is a highly respected and wonderful member who is always looking out for this site. So try to actually show them some respect by following these rules. Stop being so bloody selfish.
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By jazzinchik Comments: 64, member since Thu Mar 10, 2005
On Mon Apr 11, 2005 05:57 PM
i agree with pokey... not using netspeak dosnt mean you have to capitalize your "i"s or stuff like that just make it easy to read for people! Just because you can read it dosnt mean everyone else can. Most of the stuff on here i cant understand, and i just give up.. i wont read it i wont even try! Just think.. alot of this is being translated into spanish or french or russian or all of those other languages and they have NO IDEA what that means! not everything can be directly translated and if you guys dont have any respect for the mods make your own site! when YOU decided to click i agree then you agree to follow the rules... NOT argue about them and dont yell at balletgurl.. if you have a problem LEAVE and please dont come back.. im sick of people arguing with mods... dont you realize they can ban you? think about it before you speak....

And that was my vent.. lol
Love
Kadie
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By mysterykid Comments: 23, member since Tue May 03, 2005
On Wed May 04, 2005 02:31 PM
I can see where your comming from about the smileys, although i dont agree on some of the things thats you said.
someone must be really paranoid! but to tell u the truth i agree!
By DaNcEr16o9 Comments: 52, member since Sat Aug 14, 2004
On Thu May 12, 2005 03:51 PM
someone must be really paranoid! but to tell u the truth i agree!
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By Ellen_Eliz Comments: 1090, member since Sun May 01, 2005
On Sat May 14, 2005 08:34 PM
i agree with you, BG, but i signed up on this wedsite to have fun and talk to people that have things in common with me, share interests, etc, not to have yet another english lesson. sorry, don't want to hurt your feelings but that's what i think.
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By Brittanymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 15182, member since Thu Aug 22, 2002
On Tue May 17, 2005 05:30 AM
You signed onto this website to have fun, yes, but in order to stay on this website, you need to follow the rules.
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